The 8th edition of the Bole District Juvenile Volleyball Gala came to a successful end ta Maluwe on Sunday June 12th, 2022.
The two day competitions saw five Volleyball Clubs from Maluwe, Seripe, Simariyiri, Dabouyiri and Mankuma competent for trophies in the four categories namely under 15 Boys and Girls as well as under 13 boys and girls.
The absence of the sixth team in the form of Mandari took little of any away from the tournament. All the categories were competitively contested.
Simariyiri Volleyball Club beat Seripe Mighty Fingers VC and Mankuma Jakpa Volleyball Club in the finals to win the Under 13 and Under 15 girls trophy respectively.
Similarly, Seripe Mighty Fingers Volleyball Club won both boys’ under 13 and Under 15 trophies.
The seemingly little boys of Seripe overcame the might of two times defending champions and overwhelming favourite Dabouyiri to win the Under 13 trophy for the first time having previously never making it to the finals.
Predictably, their elder brothers defended thier under 15 Boys trophy for a recording extending four (4) times in a roll and five times in all.
The overall champions trophy was handed to Seripe Mighty Fingers having placed second in the girls’ under 13 category despite the fact that Simariyiri also won two trophies.
Kaniyitey Regina, captain of Simariyiri Volleyball Club was adjudged the under 13 girls’ most valuable player of the tournament whiles Abu Amina Seripe Mighty Fingers VC was indentified as the most promising player.
For the boys under 13 category, the deminitive captain of Seripe Mighty Fingers Kassim Salia was unanimously declared the MVP for leading his side to victory whiles Abu Salam of Maluwe also showed great potential hence he was named the most promising player.
Meanwhile, Gorinkatey Abigail of Simariyiri and Nyuual Theresa of Dabouyiri picked the awards as the Most valuable and promising for the under 15 girls category whiles Nyenye DESTINY was named the boys under 15 MVP.
Dikpah Ebenezer was adjudged the most promising player of that category.
During the closing ceremony, the Assemblyman for Maluwe Electoral Area admonished the players to as well take thier studies seriously in order for them to reach higher heights in life.
Hon. Rahman made it clear to the players that sports is not necessarily for the academically weaker students but rather must be seen as an integral part of education.
He donated fifty Ghana cedis to Kassim Salia and also gave provisions to the Tamale SHS contingent who turned up for the games since he is a former student of the school.
On his part the organising Secretary of the Bole District Juvenile Volleyball Committee thanked the chief and people of Maluwe for their great reception and support.
Mr Osman Issahaku aka Champion announced that the next tournament will be in Seripe in September 2022.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Zakaria T. Alidu.